A new law went into effect in Virginia on Monday that will make it easier for police to enforce existing laws and apprehend distracted drivers. There has been quite a bit of misinformation out there about exactly what these changes are, and our own Del. Scott Surovell, a champion of distracted driving legislation, has detailed the implications of the new legislation here.
Car accidents are the number one killer of children aged three and older and cause 179,000 child injuries a year. Many times, however, these injuries and fatalities are avoidable with proper car seat use.
With the start of spring comes blooming flowers, rising temperatures and spring cleaning. Cleaning products, however, can be more dangerous than some would think. The Environmental Protection Agency puts cleaning products among the five most common ways children are exposed to toxic chemicals.
According to a recent study, the biggest danger to a teen driver's life may occur while he or she is giving a friend a lift. The study concluded that a teen driving with a couple of friends in the car can triple a teen's risk for a fatal auto accident.